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Violence not part of Nigerian culture, Abike-Dabiri, Runsewe

The Director-General of the National Council for Arts and Culture, Otunba Olusegun Runsewe and the chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, say…

The Director-General of the National Council for Arts and Culture, Otunba Olusegun Runsewe and the chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, say violence is not part of Nigerian culture.

They spoke in Abuja at a memorial in honour of George Floyd, a black American killed by police in Minneapolis on May 25.

Abike Dabiri said the incident was unacceptable all over the world.

She called on all Africans to work together to develop the continent so the world could begin to respect and appreciate black people.

“The good thing is that here in Nigeria, we have opened a symbolic door for every black person; it is a door that gives a physical connection, emotional, spiritual and economic connection,” she said.

Runsewe emphasised that the African culture had great respect for the sanctity of human lives, stressing that the continent “is peaceful and has God-fearing people.”

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